Trivia: Mad Max

  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!:
    • Max's black coupe. It is a Pursuit Special, but is often mistakenly called the Interceptor, the designation of his yellow patrol car (and also Roop and Charlie's patrol car), by fans, because it sounds cooler. And not just by fans — in Road Warrior, it's described as "the last of the V8 Interceptors" by the mechanic.
    • Max is never referred to onscreen as Mad Max. The nearest anyone comes to it is when Johnny screams at Max that he is mad when he is handcuffed by the ankle to a car rigged to explode.
  • Deleted Scene: The Mad Max Movies page lists various scenes that were cut from the first movie, but were said to have shown up in early cuts of the US version, especially on cable and VHS/Betamax. One deleted scene was said to have the biker gang return to Main Force Patrol headquarters and kill the remaining MFP officers. That may explain the absence of Max's comrades when he goes hunting for the bikers.
  • Fake Australian: Because Mel Gibson gets a pass (he was born in NY, but raised in Australia), there is Tina Turner in Beyond Thunderdome, and everyone in Fury Road (Max, Nux and "Splendid": British; Furiosa: South African; "Capable" and "Knowing": American).
  • Food as Bribe: Most of the extras used in the original film were paid in beer.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: